DBU- I trust you've seen an ophthalmologist about this
floater. Could he do some laser surgery to tack the retina back in place?
If you haven't seen a doc, please do, ASAP, because floaters are not to be
(I guess, since you know the retina has a tear, that you've already been to
Laser surgery is pretty simple, short and relatively painless....the only
discomfort is the big contact lens in your eye and the damnable noise when
the laser goes off. The recovery time is about a minute after the job is
done, so no sweat. I had it eight or more years ago, and my floaters at
the time dispersed and faded pretty well, and I'm only aware of something
crossing my vision about every three or four weeks for a couple of seconds.
But when they're new, they're dark and scary as hell. Good luck with
Thankyou for your concern Mack. I had a torn retina and it was repaired
with laser surgery a couple years ago. The surgery is a series of short
bursts to sort of spot weld the tear, it is for the most part painless,
but after twenty or thirty of these it starts to feel a little pain each
time the doc hits the trigger.
Age causes the vitreous humor to pull or tug on the retina and some
times it causes a tear which can lead to a detatched retina, a very
serious condition. So, you are correct, if there is any increased or
new floaters in your eye you should see a eye specialist for an
examination ASAP. These floaters will look like black spots or black
threads. When you see the eye specialist they will look in your eye
with a very bright light for any tears in the retina. The retina as you
know is attached to the rear of your eyeball, it is a very thin layer
which is also connected to the optic nerve. Another indication of a
problem is light flashes. Boxers after being hit often complain of
seeing stars, that is an indication of the vitreous humor tugging on the
I do have a floater which is a result of the torn retina, it is harmless
and only a distraction when reading or driving. It in no way causes any
impariment for my vision, but it is very annoying at times, especially
when moving my eye back and forth across a printed page or while driving
and watching my mirror and traffic. It's like a piece of shxt floating
back and forth, LOL.
Cheers and thanks again for bringing this up as it should be made aware
of for others as they approach later years.
His story is bullshit. He can read things he agrees with, but he uses his
eye problem to explain why he "can't" read things he doesn't agree with.
His other bullshit reason was that the author of a book might be expecting
to make money via sales of the book.
Bullshit or not, dbu's story of the floater and the hazards of a detached
retina are 100% dead on. I hope others on the ng will read the symptoms of
floaters, and if they experience a floater in their vision, contact a good
eye doctor (or be referred by an optometrist) immediately.
DO NOT ignore a floater and hope that it goes away...it could mean a tear in
the retina which may be fixed by laser surgery.
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